meat dishes

Meat can be expensive but there are so many brilliant ways to make it go further. If you are feeding a crowd, slow-cooked stews and casseroles are winning dishes, packed out with nutritious veggies and herbs. Meat is cheaper if bought in bulk, so consider batch-cooking which saves money, time and ensures that a wholesome bowl of goodness can be on the table in minutes. This month, try the Chicken & Vegetable Tray Bake – it works beautifully with squash and pumpkin which are in season right now, or this warming Chicken, Kale & Bean Stew.

meat with lots of veg

Chicken & Squash Tray Bake by Amelia Freer

Chicken & Vegetable Tray Bake

This is a hearty autumn and winter dish that makes the most of the abundant root vegetables that are available at this time…

Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli by Amelia Freer

Turkey & Pumpkin Chilli

This is an autumn favourite of mine and something I make year after year. Kids love it, too, and it’s full to the brim with…

Slow Cooked Mexican Beef by Amelia Freer

Slow Cooked Mexican Beef

The slow cooker is the busy person’s best friend during the colder winter months. It only takes me a few minutes to get this…

Easy Beef Curry by Amelia Freer

Beef Curry

This is so easy to make and feels like a really delicious hearty meal – great for sharing with friends and family. You don’t…

Chicken, Kale & Bean Stew by Amelia Freer

Chicken, Kale & Bean Stew

This is the kind of hearty autumnal stew that brings me lovingly into the colder seasons – a one-pot meal can feed my house…

Lamb Moussaka by Amelia Freer

Lamb Moussaka

Cooked in households and tavernas all over Greece, this is pure comfort heart-warming family food. My simple version has a…

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole

Chicken & Tarragon Casserole

This makes me think of my Mum – she really rocks a casserole. It’s something I used to be afraid to make, but thank goodness…

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Creamy Cannellini Beans

Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Creamy Cannellini Beans

If you are looking for inspiration for a Sunday lunch fit for spring or Easter, look no further. This is a super way to cook…

Warming Chicken & Pumpkin Soup by Amelia Freer

Warming Chicken & Pumpkin Soup

This is a treasured recipe – I’ve been making it for many years and it still remains a favourite. Chicken soup has been used…

Spicy Meatballs with Tomato Sauce and Spiralised Squash: perfect comfort food by Amelia Freer

Spicy Meatballs in Sauce on ‘Squashetti’

These spiced meatballs are a great dish for sharing. I’ve used squash here to make a sort of ‘spaghetti’, but good old…

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks with Fragrant Coleslaw

Crispy Chicken Drumsticks with Fragrant Coleslaw

I created this recipe for anyone with a penchant for fried chicken. It’s wonderfully crunchy on the outside, juicy on the…

Sharing Steak with Chimichurri & Smoky Slaw

Sharing Steak with Chimichurri & Smoky Slaw

Surely no summer is complete without a BBQ to celebrate a barmy summer’s day or evening? This sharing steak, with…

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche by Amelia Freer

Turkey, Carrot & Parsnip Quiche

The oat and potato crust that I’ve used for this festive quiche may be unusual, but its flavour and texture lend a brilliant…

Simple Chicken & Sweet Potato Chips

Simple Chicken & Sweet Potato Chips

This is quick, easy, adaptable and, to me, the epitome of comfort food – it’s great for adults and kids alike, so makes a…

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables & Herb Dressing by Amelia Freer

Poached Chicken, Crunchy Vegetables & Herb Dressing

This dish celebrates delicious summer vegetables, all of which are in season together during July and August so this is an…

Spiced ‘Z’atar’ Lamb & Cauliflower Bowl by Amelia Freer

Spiced ‘Z’atar’ Lamb & Cauliflower Bowl

This is my take on a traditional Middle Eastern dish, usually served on hummus - but cauliflower blended with tahini makes…

Summery Lemon & Herb Warm Chicken Salad

Summery Lemon & Herb Warm Chicken Salad

This salad is a lovely light lunch or evening meal, but equally tasty, nutritious and filling. Peas and runner beans contain…

Amelia Freer's Green Curry Turkey Soup

Green Turkey Curry Soup

This is the ideal post-Christmas dish, using up lots of leftovers, and a great warming soup for serving after long, bracing…

Turkey Meatball Tacos, by Amelia Freer (gluten Free)

Turkey Meatball Tacos

Turkey works wonderfully well in these meatballs, which lend themselves perfectly to sharing: lay all the parts out and…

Chicken Nuggets with Mango & Avocado Salsa by Amelia Freer

Chicken Nuggets with Mango & Avocado Salsa

Here’s a recipe for the whole family – it’s a healthier (and dare I say, tastier!) version of chicken nuggets.

Asian Chicken Pot Noodle

Asian Chicken Pot Noodle

This is a fun way to make a healthier version of the pot noodle. It’s a quick, portable lunch - so long as you can get…

Amelia Freer's Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

Spicy Thai Chicken Broth

This broth provides an exquisite array of colour with a deliciously spicy kick, alongside a hefty dose of essential…

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Zingy Turkey Pâté

Making pots of healthy pâté to dip crudités into, to spoon generously onto little gem lettuce boats, or to top hearty…

Smörgåsbord

Smörgåsbord Platter

This festive Smörgåsbord Platter has to be the most exquisite way to serve a crowd a feast of colour, flavour and goodness,…

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad by Amelia Freer

Chicken, Cauliflower & Pistachio Salad

I sometimes roast chicken specifically to make this salad. It is that good. Every mouthful is exciting.

Minute Steak with Roasted Fennel and Arugula and Caper Dressing

Minute Steak, Roasted Fennel with Rocket & Caper Dressing

A lot of people assume that being healthy means that red meat is off the menu. But I'm delighted to say that it's very much…